The 1990s are a decade we’ve got a lot of time for here at The Status Life – not least because it was an era when some of the coolest sports cars hit the market – and few can hold a candle to this rather extraordinary looking 1992 Ferrari F40 which is going under the hammer at RM Sotheby’s Monterey auction. This stunning steed is one of just 60 examples that were delivered to the United States in 1992, and 213 total examples specified for the US market so it will really ramp up the exclusivity of your classic car collection if you’re lucky enough to get your hands on it.
With just 9,447 miles displayed on odometer at cataloguing; this 1992 Ferrari F40 is presented in remarkably good condition and this longtime California car was originally sold at Monterey Ferrari. It has been certified by Ferrari Classiche to retain its numbers-matching engine and gearbox and it also benefits from a major dealer service completed in February 2022 so it will look as good as new when the hammer goes down on this one.
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This amazing lot from RM Sotheby’s is offered with complete toolkit and owner’s manuals and documented with Ferrari Classiche Red Book, window sticker, Ferrari Classiche maintenance booklet, and service invoice so you’ll be hard pressed to find a more comprehensively complete Ferrari from the 90s than this striking offering from RM Sotheby’s. It was engineered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Maranello’s first model, the 125 S, the F40 to this day remains one of Ferrari’s most captivating and impressively specified supercars.
As it was designed for competition purposes, the Ferrari F40 boasts a race-developed steel tube-frame chassis with four-wheel double-wishbone independent suspension, coil-over Koni shock absorbers, and four-caliper ventilated disc brakes. Leonardo Fioravanti’s coachwork design, which was aerodynamically perfected in Pininfarina’s wind tunnel, was made with paneling woven of Kevlar and carbon fibre, reducing the curb weight by approximately 20 percent while simultaneously tripling the car’s structural rigidity.
The celebrated Ferrari presents is aesthetically superior to say the least and the Red Book certification assures the car is mechanically numbers-matching. Accompanied by a toolkit in pouch, owner’s manuals in the familiar beige leather pouch, and a can of factory-branded fix-a-flat, it is documented with the window sticker copy, warranty booklet, Ferrari Classiche Red Book, and an invoice for the recent servicing. This wonderful F40 should command the attention of any supercar aficionados or marque attendees, offering a future highlight to any collection of advanced top-shelf sports cars.
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